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    September 5, 2010
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good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. a quick check of our forecast with chuck bell. you enjoy your game day yesterday? >> i wished oklahoma had won by a little more than seven but it all goes down as either a win or a loss. >> you kind of predicted a blowout. >> i did. i underestimated utah state. >> the weather forecast was accurate. that's why i don't do work in sports. outside, a very nice sunday morning. pleasant sunday morning to
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everybody. temperatures in the 50s and 60s in many spots. isolated 40s but not quite as cool as i thought. four or five degrees warmer than i thought. not as breezy today. high pressure in charge. it's going to be a beautiful sunday afternoon to be outside. it will be cooler and less windy than yesterday. temperatures near 80 degrees. the rest of the holiday weekend back into the mid-80s. we have a chance for two more 90-degree days coming up. >> coming off the low 80s, not so bad. thank you, chuck. craigslist has shut down what some called an online brothel or avenue or child trafficking. the adult services section has been sensored in the united states. this moves after top prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the
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change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site.
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montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exploit young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in prince george's county numerous cases have been. >> host are human trafficking or child exploitation involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4 today. >> craigslist has not comment why it accept sored its adult services section in the u.s. in may, the ceo said the company's ads were no worse than
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those published in some newspapers. take a number and wait. that will be the routine again today for hundreds of drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a huge back doing of applications and renewals. they couldn't take or process any new pictures. now that the computers are back online the crowds have grown as many drivers make their second and third trips to get their applications completed. >> you come one day and you expect to have everything done that day and then you wasn't so you have to come back. >> the same 14 offices will be open again tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to noon. for the full list of offices open, visit nbcwashington.com. a reminder about a major
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maintenance on the red line. the agency closed five stations while crews work on the track. no stops at glen mont, wheaton, silver spring and tacoma until early thursday morning. crews are upgrading cell phone communication access. metro is offering free schultz bus service between stations. more than 60 aftershocks have been recorded since an earthquake hit new zealand. the company records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year. but only about 150 are felt by residents. we continue to follow that story out of new zealand where an earthquake struck yesterday. >> there is quite significant damage. >> it was a 7.1 magnitude. it ripped a new 11-foot wide fault line in the earth's surface. it struck neither city of
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christ's church. it's a miracle no one was killed and two people were injured. power and water supplies have been restored. a state of emergency and a curfew have been declared amid concerns of falling debris. well, we may have dontaled a let but nova scotia was pummeled by tropical storm earl. it made landfall saturday. earl brought driving wind and rain, winds over 80 miles per hour. the storm is blamed for the death of one man in halifax who drowned while trying to secure his boat. it has now moved out over the north atlantic. there's nothing quite like celebrating a holiday in the nation's capital. tonight you can mark the unofficial end of summer with
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the orchestra on the west lawn of the capital tonight. festivities get under way at 8:00. the concert will run until 10:00. if you have plans tonight, catch the dress rehearsal this afternoon at 3:30. both are free to the public. sometimes it's nicer to go to the dress rehearsal. it will be in the sunshine. >> don't forget to put your sunscreen on even though it is losing a little bit of its punch as we move into september. strong enough to get you some color. a detailed check of today's look inside a more than
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17 billion dollar investment, and what do you see? at at&t, we see the dreams and ambitions of everyday americans coming true. we see an economic recovery taking root as businesses grow and prosper and add jobs, thanks to the amazing power of an open internet that works.
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america needs an internet that is always getting faster, safer, and more secure. at at&t, our investment last year of more than 17 billion dollars in the wireless and wired networks of tomorrow is what's fueling innovation today and creating jobs and opportunities now. we invest because we know the internet works. it's working for our children, our families, our economy and our future. and if there were ever a time to stick with what works, now is it. the future has always been our business. and the future begins now.
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it's 6:10. it's a cool start to our sunday. >> one of the cool 6th starts in many, many months in the washington area. not quite as cool as i thought it would be. we're within four or five degrees of where i thought it would be. clear skies, dry air, light winds allowed for a delightfully cool start in the washington area this morning. plenty of 50s out in the western suburbs but not as many spots in the 40s as i really thought they were going to be. tonight, going into tomorrow morning, we'll be cooler. outside right now on your sunday morning, beautiful start to the day. sun is not up just yet.
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sun will be up 30 minutes or so from now. 62 degrees is our current downtown temperature. beautiful spot. i was running by there yesterday morning. 62 is our current temperature at national airport. dewpoint temperatures have dropped all the way down to the 40s. i have a feeling that's the reason there will be plenty of spots especially tomorrow morning that drop down into the 40s. very dry air in place across the region. 59 in fairfax. 53 in winchester, virginia. 53 in frederick, maryland. on the whole what you should expect is perfect outdoor weather to finish out your summer weekend. 60s along the eastern seaboard. 40s and 50s in the ohio, ohio valley, kentucky, great state of michigan. that cool, dry air is coming our way. these are dewpoint temperatures
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in the 40s all across our region. tonight, into tomorrow morning will be a cooler start. then a warming trend comes our way. this area of high pressure works its way to the eastern seaboard. it opens up the flood gates. i think everybody should be back into the 90s for wednesday. sunshine. delightful out there. subpoena doesn't go down until 7:32 this evening. if you're headed on down to the beach, no worries at the coastline today or tomorrow. plenty of sunshine. upper 70s to near 80 degrees. there's a lot of college football still left. on you're going to love the sounds of that. a lot of local folks love these games tomorrow. maryland and the navy will take on each other. and also right here locally in
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landover. boise state and virginia tech, 8:00. 70 degrees for the kickoff temperature. anything you want to do today or tomorrow will be great. 90-degree weather, i'm afraid. tuesday and wednesday, before another weather front comes on through, and puts us back closer to where average weather would be for this time of year. we'll keep you posted. >> you're going to go tech game? >> i'm going to the tech game and oklahoma/oklahoma state. >> you'll bring your personal security with you? >> i ran through seas of blue and orange fans yesterday all around the mall. >> thank you, chuck. the first regular season game loom. break out the marching bands and face paint. hakim dermish has your sports minute. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with the redskins. it was final cutdown day in the nfl yesterday.
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the redskins cut 21 players. here are some of the notables. running back willie parker. terrence austin. offensive line men chad vinehart. robert henson and rookie running back ryan terrain did not make the 53-man roster. the practice squad will be announced later today. mike london and virginia facing the richmond spiders. cavaliers running back keith payne rushed for 114 yards and four touchdowns helping uva defeat them. winning four fams and only losing one many landon on the mound against the pry paets rats. gave up one earned run and struck out a season high seven. nashlts beat the pirates, 9-2. that's your sports minute. i'm hakim dermish. enjoy the rest of your labor day weekend. >> we'll be back in 15 minutes
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with the morning's stop stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >> reporter: good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. we start this morning with the hostage drama at discovery. police shot and killed a gunman who on wednesday afternoon burst into the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring, waving a gun, wearing explosives and taking hostages. it was a four-hour-long siege. james lee, an environmental militant who for years protested programming on the channel and convicted of disorderly conduct after protest there's two years ago. what can ask we say about what happened and how police responded to it? >> well, the response, as judged by many, was very good. the plan that discovery had in place was touted by its boss as working very, very well.
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the question that might be raised, however, this guy posed a potential danger, people think. he had been known for a couple years. there was a crease and desist order against him. the question is why didn't someone pay a little more attention to him? was he on some kind of a watch list? you know, he just walked in and was able to capture a couple of security people, heavily armed. and i think kwerns have to be asked about that. >> you know, i kind of think about the killer at virginia tech college. because you always ask this question, what was on their minds? what was the motive? just like he had protests against discovery channel, the same as the shooter at virginia tech had problems down there, what triggers a person to do this? we're finding in our communities more people that are either angry or upset about a
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particular issue or particular thing. and that can be very, very frightening. >> well, what concerns me is this is a guy who took out a full-page ad in one of the newspapers. he gave out $100 bills to ask people to join him, encourage him to join him in protest. threw money outside the building. where did he get his money? that concerns me. i go back to what dave said. if you have somebody doing all those things and the fact that they knew about him at discovery, he should have been on somebody's watch list. so this is a question to all of us who work in the media. i hope that our management company, those who run these companies and are responsible for these facilities, take these complaints that they get from day to day and not just dismiss
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the crank calls. but be very, very conscious. it's very serious when you're a communicator. you don't know who you are talking to. >> one of the discovery ceos did say on camera, they knew about him. they were aware. he was posted on their watch list in the lobby but they had not taken him seriously enough, apparently. >> therein lies the problem. the other thing is how fast this moved with tweets. >> it actually broke on twitter. >> well, that's the way it is. we all have crews and support staff. we can't cover everything. but you have all these people that are able to get on their iphones or whatever, their equipment out there, their blackberries. they can see things we can't see. and we have to work with that as journalists. but we have to filter it and make sure it doesn't get out of hand. >> getting back to my initial question about the police,
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montgomery county police were assisted by fire and rescue. homeland security police there. and state police, maryland state police. but it seems they took their time many. they were careful about the way they did it. nbc news broke the story. the producer actually called discovery headquarters. james lee actually answered the phone. and then nbc news passed the information on to pleeshgs unbeknownst to us at the time we were covering the story. >> the police might have some answers as to what joe and dave are saying about this is going to happen. we never know how it's going to happen. but the point is emergency preparedness is so important. that's the one thing we need to spend more time and money on emergency preparedness. >> let the early voting again. as of wednesday, d.c. voters can
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begin casting early ballots in the d.c. primary. early voting started in the district on september 1st and the 3rd in the state of maryland. the two candidates, mayor adrian fenty and his challenger have two extra weeks to get supporters to the polls. based on the amount of money and resources they have, it seems early voting might favor him. >> i don't know. >> i'm asking. >> i asked this question -- as a matter of fact, i asked this question before the weekend. i really don't know if it would benefit him or not. this is a fascinating race. love your city, hate your mayor. this is really strange. but i have to be hon et with you, i don't know whether this early voting will benefit one way or the other. i do not know. >> and to take off from what joe
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said, you're loving your city a little bit more and admitting it's because of the mayor but still not wanting to vote for him. i don't know. obviously whichever side gets their troops out more than the other, that will be a big factor. unless there's a germ influx. >> what i have been hearing -- >> anti incup bent -- >> no. this is not bad. what i am hearing, jerry, and of course you hear it all the time, vincent gray should hope it doesn't rain. if it doesn't rain he needs to get the buses out you and roll. >> isn't it true, though, that for vincent gray he leads by double digits right now in the polls. but isn't his biggest chaler for the next couple weeks going to be over incountry bents. >> if the race were held two weeks ago, gray might be happy.
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confidence can go one way or the other. the confidence is the most important thing. but the rain problem, because we have two hurricanes right now coming this way possibly, that's not good for vince gray if it rains. i hate to say it. but on her other hand, you hit it on the head, confidence plays a big role here. i think, pat, many people have made their minds up already whether they're transported to the polls or not. >> ultimately, the decision will be made on two things, has ent iffy even though he improved the city, pushed people who need help inside in attempt to help the more affluent? or will gray, a consensus builder, who says he will help everybody in the city, he likes to be liked, will on slow down progress, gets bogged down in my
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unusual that. and so the question is will we move forward or get bogged down? or has fenty gloen it? >> i'll let you finish your point right
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i think vincent's gray's strength is to convince people that i can cooperate with the council. i've already proven i can cooperate with them. i'm the chair. and i'm not going to be a different vincent gray like fenty was a different mayor once he got off the council. you know, when you get into petty arguments about baseball tickets, that's what vincent gray has to do. >> and being inclusive. gray has been talking about bringing community and people to the table. his last plea, another desperate act. he realizes his character, his personality has not done it. >> the mayor's wife reaction. she took reporters to the side and tearfully said we are hurt by this rejection on the part of voters in the city. and then he's not the arrogant man he's been painted out to be.
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>> she's the person who allegedly went on to know him better than everybody else. she finally got into it completely. we'll just have to see if her emotional support of her husband plays to people who might want to give him another chance. look, this is a guy with rough elbows. we knew that. those who voted for him four years ago know that. if they want to go through four more years of maybe mr. tough guy and pushing through and getting something in the end, they'll vote for him again. >> did michelle fenty's, her comments help or hurt him? did it make a difference? >> it's emotional. i think that's all i can say about it. it's too late.
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the plea is fine, but it's just too late. >> i don't think it helped. >> no. >> i don't think it helped. i just don't think it helped at all. >> in maryland, state clerk euless sees curry was indict odd charges he took more than $245,000 in bribes to use his position as chair of budget and tax and senator to help shoppers food and pharmacy company for whom he worked as consultant. the dilate alleges shoppers paid curry to help the business interest and he did not disclose it on state ethics forms. he denied any wrongdoing. he said he did properly disclose the relationship. what do you make of this story and what more do we need to know? >> it's another major political figure at least in this figure. charlie rank el on the hill.
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and danny russ. people in power accused of perhaps not paying enough attention that they hold the people's trust. in his case used his office and gained money in the process. he denies it, of course. and then there's his record to look at, which is again like these other gentleman. he's very popular with his colleagues. this comes up like a cloud over him. it just overwhelms everything else he's done. >> and those clouds can hurt a candidate. especially when you have a certain image of it. for instance, in this particular situation, there's always the question that broke last week, the $180,000 of his campaign money that's missing. and of course his lawyers are saying this was a mistake on the former treasurer.
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that doesn't sell well in headlines. >> i made the point to a blogger that in washington, d.c. scrutiny is a sport in this town. it's a blood sport. and only applies to those who are powerful. when you get to a certain pinnacle of power, you are heavily scrutinized. i don't know whether he is innocent or guilty. but i find it interesting when he's next in line to head the senate now the scrutiny starts. so i would reserve judgment and let's hope he's telling the truth and that he can go on and be the legislator he has been for all these years. >> he's running on election, unopposed and he has been asked to and will stuck down as chair of budget and tax. thank you so much. thank you for being with us. that's reporter's notebook.
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stay with us. news 4 today continues. a popular online site shuts down its adult services ads. how the move by craigslist the affect the community. good morning. i'm kimberly suiters. aaron gilchrist has the morning off. it's sunday, august 5th, 2010. >> beautiful morning outside. skies remain clear. winds eased off quite a bit compared to yesterday. >> it was really breezy. >> my run over the 14th street near fisher, could barely run a straight line because the crosswinds over the bridge yesterday. >> i was going to asked you if
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they helped or hurt you. >> always a hindrance. wind is always a hindrance for runners. 48 degrees in manassas. there are a few 40s on the map. most of the western suburbs in the mid-50s right into the chesapeake bay region, 60 degrees right along the bay this morning. light winds. plenty of sunshine today. beautiful day coming up. high temperature this morning up close to 80 degrees. the sun is about 80 minutes from rising. it will be up for a little more than 12 hours. >> if you stayed inside to watch football yesterday or took a nap yesterday you can still enjoy today. thanks, chuck. so far no comment from craigslist after it yanked its adults services skz from its website. news 4's darcy spencer shows us why computer users will now see
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when they visit craigslist home page. >> reporter: when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone. where you used to be able to click on adult services it now says sensored. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening is craigslist was being used as a medium, a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts sfwlr crass ligs removed the adult services from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. doug ansley is among 17 top prors who wanted craigslist to stop offering what he called an online brothel. >> literally women were for sale. we told craigslist, look, you've not to stop this. this is facilitating a crime. >> reporter: there have been numerous police investigations where victims met their attacker on the site.
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montgomery county firefighter was arrested after meeting what he thought was a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. d.c. police chief told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places that predators will look to prey on young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's excellent. it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> numerous cases have been prosecuted. >> most of our human trafficking cases or child exploitation cases involving motels and such stem from a craigslist interaction. so we're very happy they have taken the positive steps. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4 today. those controversial craigslist ads are still available on the site outside the united states. if you have to use metro this weekend, plan accordingly.
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the transit agency stopped service at five stations for maintenance. right now tacoma, forest glen, wheaton and glen mont stations are all closed. metro has free settle buses. good news finally for virginia drivers. dmv offices are back in business after operations were halted for more than a week by a computer glitch and it extended their hours all this weekend. the bad news is, you're going to have to wait even longer than usual to get anything done there. there is a backlog of people whose licenses have expired or they need their license picture taken. >> reporter: the labor day weekend has been a weekend of laborious days for dmv employees in virginia. a massive computer glitch created a backlog of driver's
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license and ids after the system went down. while some customers learned of the programs, others got called back after the lost data was recovered. more than 4,000 are being instructed to return for take two. >> of course. you come in one day and you expect to have everything done that day. and then you can't. so you have to come back and spent another day. >> reporter: by midday, the usual weekend crowds were joined with returnees. ended up getting caught in the backlog. they were on their third trip to the dmv. >> you are expected to come back. they said maybe tuesday or wednesday. try that day. and we're back here again on
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this saturday to make sure. hopefully we'll be done today. >> now, daish to the sunday hours, 14 dmv locations will be open on monday, labor day, as well. >> today 14 dmv stations will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. monday, them be open 8:00 to 1:00. the 14 dmv including alexandria, woodbridge and leesburg. a strong turnout at many polling stations. that has been enhanced by the ability to register to vote right before residents cast their ballots. school chancellor was wearing fenty green in the form of a steker. she said her support was as a
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private citizen not a city councilman. polls are closed today but will be open again tomorrow. maryland is taking advantage of early voting. polls in the state were open for a second day saturday. voters came out early to five locations in montgomery county. five in prince george's county and a dozen others throughout the state. it will reopen on labor day and will continue through next thursday. voting centers open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. president owe pam ma says he wants to focus new efforts on america's middle class. he may the economy the objective of his weekend address. >> this labor day we should recommit our to our time-aurned values. to hear our economy, we need more than a healthy market. we need bustling streets and a growing, fighting middleclass where middle class families can
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afford to sent their children to college, buy a home. >> president obama promised to unveil a new package designed to create more hiring particularly in small businesses. the sunday morning political conversation continues at 10:30 on meet the press with david gregory. david pluck was president obama's 2008 campaign manager. he, along with senator lindsay gram, will talk about the challenges he faces today. today, mark orio and meek go head to head. that's all on meet the press with david gregory. one of the most revered humanitarians will be honored with her own postage stamp.
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it will be up veiled at the national sideline of immaculate conception. she won the nobel prize in 12989. 64 degrees outside. the coast guard says there's more progress in the gulf oil crisis. a closer look at a key piece of evidence from the water. >> find out who made it on the roster later in sports. look inside a more than 17 billion dollar investment, and what do you see? at at&t, we see the dreams and ambitions of everyday americans coming true. we see an economic recovery taking root as businesses grow and prosper and add jobs, thanks to the amazing power of an open internet that works. america needs an internet that is always getting faster, safer, and more secure. at at&t, our investment last
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year of more than 17 billion dollars in the wireless and wired networks of tomorrow is what's fueling innovation today and creating jobs and opportunities now. we invest because we know the internet works. it's working for our children, our families, our economy and our future. and if there were ever a time to stick with what works, now is it. the future has always been our business. and the future begins now.
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how do you hold accountable the loss of a life, the loss of a culture, the loss of a homeland? >> protesters directing affecting the camera. gathering outside the white house this weekend. the group spilled into washington demanding the government and bp do more to clean up the gulf oil disaster. louisiana residents say it is still damaging the health and livelihood. they are asking for stronger regulation on all oil companies. the investigation into the gulf oil spill may take a turn this weekend. the huge stacks of pipes and valves allowing the oil to gush out was hauled out of the water last night. this could be the key to understanding how the leak
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happened in the first place. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: is he site of the gulf oil spill, crews hoisted it up to the surface. they took position of the failed blowout preventer, which is expected to give new insight into the disaster. >> with the new blowout preventer it was put in through static kill. it does not cause a threat to the gulf of mexico at this point. >> reporter: a new blowout preventer was maneuvered into place on friday. bp hopes crews will be able to seal off the ruptured well for good. >> also to take the final steps to plug and abandon. it will shift to the over size and ocean energy management. >> reporter: the leak was stopped mid-july but the cleanup, of course, fx will continue for a long, long time. for those demanding to know what went wrong new answers may be
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emerging from the depths of the louisiana gulf. >> a flight attendant's tirade on a jetblue flight were probably his last. jetblue suspended him when he told off a passenger over loud speaker and shid down the emergency shoot with two beers in hand. authorities slapped him with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing charges. a passenger's lack of civility prompted his client's behavior. 6:44 right now. >> we have enough people in jail. i don't know that we should be sentencing him to jail. he already lost his job. how much more does he need? >> there's chuck's opinion for you. >> he suffered enough. anyway, outside here. we are looking for a wonderful day of outdoor activities across
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the washington area. a detailed check of the forecast coming right up.
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the labor day weekend is the unofficial end of summer and a huge weekend for cookouts.
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this weekend we're highlighting a seasonal favorite, watermelon. what's the difference between those with seeds and those without. >> today we are talking about watermelon. we are looking at some watermelon from the orchard. fewer and fewer in the stores have seeds. farmers are breeding hybrids that don't have seeds. a lot of people, myself included, think the seeded watermelons have significantly more flavor. so this watermelon is a seedless watermelon. you might be saying, well, what are those white things in there then? those are seed coats they call them. they're really soft. it's like a seed in a cucumber. they tonight really count as
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seeds. they're not seeds. they're not going to help the watermelon reproduce. >> plus, you don't get to spit the seed. >> that's as much of summer as anything else. kids love it. i think they do anyway. of course i don't have kids. i remember when i was a kid watermelon had seeds. outside, great weather on the way for your sunday afternoon. make your plans without fear or hesitation. beautiful weather outside not just for today. temperatures a little cooler than yesterday. but the good weather will continue on through your labor day as well. here's a check of it from our view. the first rays of the morning sunshine have now reached thomas jefferson. at least the roof of the memorial. great looking morning outside. if you're up in time for your early morning walk, run, jog or bike ride or dog walk or fetch
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for the paper, it's going to be a nice morning. temperatures are delightfully cool. one of our coolest in washington since may. we made it down to 62 degrees in washington. our coolest low since june. we have not been below 60 degrees since may 21st. so tonight going into tomorrow morning i think we'll have a legitimate shot of getting downtown locations below 60 degrees. right now, though, on your sunday morning, 52 degrees in winchester. 54 in panhandle of west virginia. 5 # in upper marl gore row and brandywine. temperatures are going to continue cooler than average for the rest of the day. temperatures in the 40s back out to our west. dewpoint temperatures are also in the 40s. so that nice, dry air that's in place, as soon as possible the sun goes down, temperatures will tumble quickly down out of the 80s and 70s and into the 50s and 60s. high pressure will be in charge the next couple days. we're on the front side of the
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high for now. we have that relatively cool trend. but as that area of high pressure moves away, the winds churn southwest. and that will mean a warming trend. temperatures back near 90 degrees on tuesday. and probably back into the 90s on wednesday. so for today, sunshine. delightful day. sun doesn't go down until 7:32 this evening. if you're planning a trip down to the beach, great weather today, tomorrow. if this is your vehicle's vacation at the beach, the crowds will be gone and the weather will be perfect. tomorrow the terrapins and midshipmen. great weather for anything you want to do. no chance for rain. that's the down turn. we could actually use some rain. >> college football kicks off with big wins. hakim dermish has all the highlights in your morning
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sports. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with the redskins. it was final cutdown day in the nfl yesterday. the redskins cut 21 players. here are some of the notables. running back willie parker. terrence austin. offensive line men chad vinehart. robert henson and rookie running back ryan terrain did not make the 53-man roster. the practice squad will be announced later today. mike london and virginia facing the richmond spiders. cavaliers running back keith payne rushed for 114 yards and four touchdowns helping uva defeat them. the redskins traded justin to the colts for an undisclosed. good news for the players who made the 53-man roster, including banks and armstrong, who had a very strong preseason. the eight-man practice squad. opening weekend around the
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country. the debut of head coach mike london. london spent the last two season as richmond's head coach. now he's in charlottesville. talking to richmond head coach. he was the wide receiver coach last year. honoring thomas jefferson. you know he founded the university of virginia. perry jones leaping. bouncing off tacklers. 38 yards. pushed out of bounds. that would set up a touchdown. cavaliers in front, 7-0. the spiders would respond. plows into the line. cavs think they have stopped him. not so much. squeaks through. he's gone. 70 yards to the end zone. game tied at seven. but the day belonged to herp don, virginia native keith payne. giving the spiders some pain. one of four touchdowns for payne. you know what, that's worth
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cheering for. so this this. wins 44-13. also the cavaliers question a season opener for the first time in five years. to more dpan town, west virginia taking on coastal carolincaroli. another name for a rooster. west virginia up, 10-0. coastal's adrian sullivan. decides to run it out. wants to get positive yardage but this is not positive. mountaineers recover. they're in business at the 20 yard line. smith to sanders. 17-yard score. mountaineers shut out coastal carolina. next up for west virginia, in-state rival marshall. happy valley. head coach joe paterno and his 45th year hosting youngstown state. penguins. knitly lions with here comes the penguins. hess connects with dm neek
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barnes. 80 yards for the touch town. wow. what is going on? well, this is freshman robert bold especially starting qb. made him proud today. second quarter, finds bracket over the middle much penn state back on top. 13-6. that's his first career td pass. pretty cool. opening kickoff of the second half. penguins kick to go powell. with a name like powell you know he's going to make something happen. at the goal line. follows his blockers. hits the hole. see you later. an abundance of running on the play. 100 yards for the touchdown. that is impressive, folks. penn state rolls 44-14. maryland plays its season opener on monday against navy in baltimore. yesterday maryland hired kevin anderson as new athletic
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director. he previously held the same job at army. talking baseball, john landon was stellar in august winning four games and only losing one. last night on the mound against the pittsburgh pirates. a team he has never beaten in his career. that is, until last night. bottom two, no score. cruising along here. pitching to garrett. tries to check his swing. third base umpire punches him out. pitches to alvarez. same result. see you. one earned run and struck out a season high seven. riggleman hanging out in the suite serving the final game of his two-game suspension for his role in the brawl that broke out earlier in the week. drives one deep to right off the wall. zimmerman scores. well, here comes michael moore rounding third. a play at the plate. but he beat the throw.
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the nats scored five in the inning. 3 for 5 with 4 rbis. nationals beat the pirates, 9-2. that's your sports minute. i'm hakim dermish. news 4 viewpoint first. stay with us, everyone. [ son ] i'm a good son. dependable. i call my mom every week.
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good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. aaron gilchrist has the day off. it is sunday, september 5thñr. pi quick check of the forecast. you don't want to miss this one. >> our vacation request denied. i don't know. >> i don't mind staying home in this kind of weather. >> absolutely. beautiful weather outside for anything you want to do. there's a live picture of the u.s. capitol building there on the east side looking westbound. beautiful shot this morning. great morning for your walks and jogs. >> symphony practicing this afternoon. >> 3:30 this afternoon and 8:00 tonight. go out and catch the national symphony for free. one of the many free things you can do in your nation's capital.
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i always tell my friends when when i tell them where i live, we're in washington. we're doing a lot with your money. keep sending it in. beautiful weather today. highs near 80 degrees. >> do we get full sunshine? >> full sunshine. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. a maryland student was assaulted and robbed this morning. the student was attacked by four men. police say they knocked him to the ground and took money from his wallet. the student suffered minor injuries to the face. virginia drivers will be blocking dmv offices around the sta state. 14 offices will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 to lease the back lo log. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line this weekend. a transit agency shut down five
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stations for repair work. glen mont, wheaton, tacoma stations. repairs should be done early tuesday morning. next is nbc 4's viewpoint. we'll be back in a few minutes with an update. good morning, everyone. and welcome to viewpoint. i'm jim hanley. this morning we're talking with the metropolitan council of governments. our guests in the studio back with us. the chairman of emergency preparedness council. and joan ross, environmental resource program director and chuck, the executive director of the nonprofit were round table taking a leadership role in the foreclosure network. welcome to all of you. frank, welcome back. the big picture for our viewers, remind us of who makes up cog and what it is. >> it is comprised of elected officials from maryland, d.c. and virginia.
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>> and you meet throughout the year. how many people make up? >> i think the board consists of a couple dozen people and great staff and a whole lot of dedicated personnel that support the mission as well. >> we're coming up on the end of summer here. let's move on to the environment. what a summer we've had. record-breaking heat. i look back. as of the end of august we have seen almost 30 code orange days from last summer. talk about air quality if you would in our region now, joan, and is it improving. what is the role of cog in planning making these plans for air quality and improving air i would like to say air quality is improving even though the impression might be to the
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contrary. the council of governments actually add support. met poll air quality committee does do planning, quality planning for the metropolitan washington region. this summer indicates we have made some progress. although it may seem that we haven't, we have had a lot of very hot days, a lot of days over 90 degrees. but ten years ago, 15 years ago, for every day we had over 90 degrees we would find that we had a code violation. we would be exceeding the federal health standard for ozone. and this summer we have had only three code red days, which is really remarkable, considering the fact that we have had so very many hot days. we have had 25 code orange days. altogether that's 28 days over the federal standard. but i would like to mention that
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the federal standard is changing again this summer. children should take care not to spend too much time outdoors doing vigorous activity. we forecast air quality on a daily basis during the summer. we track the levels of times that we have exceeded the federal health standard. we warn people to change their activity when we expect the air quality will be poor as it is today. but it's getting better this weekend. we have meteorologists on staff.
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and we do the air quality planning on a regional basis as well. and the planning consists of coming up with measures that will reduce pollution so we don't have so many episodes. unfortunately weather is a big factor. but also emissions are a big factor. and we believe we have made progress by evident of the fact that we only have had three code red days. last summer was very cool, by the way. >> right. the last summer we had like this was in 2002. >> the last time you were here we were talking blizzard. and we can talk a little bit more about that. but it just goes to show cog is busy 365. chuck, i want to bring you in here. tell us about your role and connection to cog with respect to the nonprofit roundtable. what is the nonprofit
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roundtable? >> sit an alliance of nonprofit leaders throughout the metropolitan region. happy to be here with my friends from cog. what they do is what we do with nonprofit organizations. we joke that sometimes i need an office at cog because i spend so much time over there. >> one is home foreclosures that you work on and cog works on very closely together. how are home foreclosures in our region now? we know about a year and a half ago, two years ago they started to climb. have things leveled off or you have seen signs of improvement? >> i'm sorry to say things are very challenging out there. in december 2009, 150,000 mortgages were in default at that time. 150,000 mortgages. that's like two fedex fields of mortgage holders that need help with their mortgages. so it's a big challenge out
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there. >> all right. we have to take a break. when we come back, we'll have tips for people if they are trouble with their homes. we'll be right back.
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and welcome back to viewpoint. when we took the break we were talking about housing. so many people in trouble or fearing they might be in trouble, getting behind on payment witness stand their mortgages. if they need help, where can they turn and who do they need to turn to? it has to be someone who is a trained nonprofit organization. >> that's right. if there's one thing i want to communicate to the viewers is they need to contact a nonprofit housing council organization. there's capital area foreclosure network.org.
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so mana, rest and enter faith. hope in prince george's county. they have about 20% of the mortgages in in a rears right now. so there's a lot in need out there. contact a nonprofit housing organization. these folks are the unsung heroes in this crisis. >> still fresh in our minds last week the emergency crisis in silver spring. let's talk about cog's role in preparing for emergencies, whether they be natural disasters or a terror threat. it's a critical role cog plays. what does this plan encompass? >> september is a great month to be talking about this because it's national preparedness month. it's a time on the calendar when we can all sit back and ask ourselves are we prepared to be able to respond and recover from a wide range of crisis. that's right. the emergency preparedness
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council which i chair has a strategic plan they will be considering next week to set a road map if you will for the community, for the region going forward. and we're focusing on four fundamental principles. one is to work with public sector, private sector, military, nonprofits so we have inter operable communications. being able to communicate between police, fire, ems. now we're talking about data change and video as well. because number two, the second priority is that we're sharing this information between ourselves, between jurisdictions, between functions of first responders so that we have better situational information and make better decisions when the crisis occurs. so it's two priorities of four that are in the streejic plan. >> where can people turn to get information on how to prepare
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for an emergency or crisis? >> well, your show right now. let me suggest for your viewers that you need to ask the question, do you have party set aside in your home to prepare for 72 hours where you might not be able to get government support or assistance. do you have food? we were talking about companion pets. do you have doing food, cat food or medication that they will need in that time frame. do you have a weather radio? not one that plugs into the wall. a lot of times we don't have energy during a crisis. we lose power. so we have battery operated weather radios. the long and short is there are several web sites that can assist families in making those decisions. one of them is ready.gov. >> back to the environment. since we're talking about people and where they can go and where they can turn, there are things people can do out there day to day to improve air quality in
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our region. >> that's right. we have many tips on our website. also there's an organization called clean air partners. you can see tips. these tips have to do with largely with combustion engines. less driving, combined trips. take mass transit, take buses. try to ride your bike more, walk more. and during the summer, mow your lawn less using a gasoline-powered lawnmower. those create on the of combustion as well. those are all tips people can take. we have tips involving use of paints that organic compound. and water based paints are better. so there are a lot of tips on the website and also on cog's website they can get to try to
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reduce the amount of emissions. >> you mentioned some great ones. refuel after dark. that always helps out, too. and every little bit helps. are you seeing signs of improvement when you're taking readings year to year? are trends improving? >> well, trends are improving. despite the weather and what's been happening this summer, we think there was some major improvements starting in 2003 and 2004 that we're now seeing the benefit of. some of them have to do with cleaner engines, cleaner trucks, cleaner sdeefl trucks, electric power plants. so we're seeing some measures that are finally bearing fruit. and i think we would have had a lot more if those hadn't been put in place. >> all right. llt or month get to when we continue. stick around. we'll be right back.
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good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. a university of maryland student was assaulted and robbed early this morning. it's the second such attack in a week. he was beaten by four men near princeton avenue. they knocked him to the ground and took money from his wallet. the student suffered minor injuries to it face. good news for virginia drives. dmv is now open. 14 offices will be open between 1:00 and 5:00 to ease the backlogs of license applications caused by a computer glitch. the same 114 will be open tomorrow between 8:00 and 12:00. major repair work on the red line. crews doing maintenance on the tracks this weekend. the transit agency shut down five stations. now back to viewpoint.
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>> and welcome back to viewpoint. we talked earlier about foreclosures in our region. the numbers still high. tell us who makes up this foreclosure network we're talking about? >> thank you. it's the core of the nonprofit organizations, working this their partners in government, so cog, housing directly, fannie and freddie have been supportive of the network and really helped some of the nonprofit organizations. richmond has come aboard and printed brochures in english and spanish. you know, the scale of this. there's 144 nonprofit housing counselor staff around the region. they're up against this number i said before, 150,000 mortgages and defaults. so it's big. by putting everybody at the table we can address this in the best payway. >> and it's not just homeowners and mortgages. renters may have an issue with a
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landlord who may be in trouble. >> renters in a foreclosed building was really not on the radar screen even a couple years ago. it's an ee moernling challenge. in d.c., for example, that prevents a renter -- foreclosure doesn't mean eviction for that renter. they need to know their rights. they can find out more information at capital area foreclosure netted work.org or neighborworks. if someone has been a victim of a scam, they need to report it to the federal trade commission. >> we were talking earlier about communication. and certainly an issue of emergency preparedness. but cog really brings together nonprofit business and government like nothing else in our region can. how critical and important is that that you work together in all these different organizations? >> absolutely. lat last thing we want to have happen is jurisdictions working on their own and not cooperating
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with the jurisdiction next door. when you take that regional approach can you imagine the fire power, the resources you can bring on a wide range of issues like homeland security. in prince william county, we have had 15,000 home foreclosures since the end of 2007. that's a population of 400,000. and to be able to work together for them to stay in their homes is very powerful. cog is at the center of that. >> this is such a unique region. i don't have to tell you the federal government, all different agencies. maryland, virginia and d.c. all these different jurisdictions. does that make it more challenging or do you see more benefit from having all of those at your disposal. >> it's both, jim. with five million americans living here and all three
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branches of government. we have 20 colleges and universities. one of the largest transit systems in the world here. clearly the risk associated is here. and we need to work together to ensure we mitt gat the impacts of an incident on people, our businesses and nonprofits. >> we were talking about the environment. let's talk about the impact it can have. air quality. what types of health issues can poor air quality lead to in people. >> the air quality standards to designed to protect people from health effects. and people -- there are two pollutants for which we do alerts and we measure, ozone and fine particles. both cause respiratory problems. anybody who has a history of respiratory problems. children with underdeveloped lung capacity.
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they say on a day of high ozone concentration in an normal day it can reduce your lung capacity by 20% if it's a really bad air pollution say dai. yes, it affects people. asthma. any kind of chronic respiratory and heart disease are affected by these two pollutants. and there is a national standard called the air quality inn decks. that's how we forecast air pollution events. that's how we measure it and keep it on our website. the council of government's website. and go to environment and air quality. you can see what the forecast is. code red is the worst, usually the worst that we have we have, meaning its unhealthy for everyone. and people should limit their exposure outdoors on a day like today.
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it was forecast to be a code orange. code orange is unhealthy forceps active groups. those are the elderly, chronic respiratory or heart disease and children. and they should limit their time outdoors on a day like today. code yellow is moderate air pollution. people should take caution on those days. but it's clearly not as as as the two higher levels. green is fairly good. >> we like the green. >> we like the green and we don't like red. >> unfortunately we only had three or four this past look inside a more than
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17 billion dollar investment, and what do you see? at at&t, we see the dreams and ambitions of everyday americans coming true. we see an economic recovery taking root as businesses grow and prosper and add jobs,
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thanks to the amazing power of an open internet that works. america needs an internet that is always getting faster, safer, and more secure. at at&t, our investment last year of more than 17 billion dollars in the wireless and wired networks of tomorrow is what's fueling innovation today and creating jobs and opportunities now. we invest because we know the internet works. it's working for our children, our families, our economy and our future. and if there were ever a time to stick with what works, now is it. the future has always been our business. and the future begins now. and welcome back. we talk with washington metropolitan council of governments. like talk more about emergency preparedness. we talk about the uniqueness of
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it. why it's so important and so critical. some of these plans began after 911. that's when it was on everybody's radar to really hone in and develop these sweeping plans that you have. >> that's exactly right. and it predated 911. it predated y2k. goes back to the '60s where jurisdictions are working together through cog to improve the response of the region. and this streejic plan is the second we have had for the council since 2006 that is focusing on ensuring the region works together and collaborates on improving the information sharing and situational awareness improvements. improving the protection that's in place in this region. roads, bridges, internet. can you imagine a region without atms? and/or banking systems in place.
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we need to ensure our critical infrastructure is protected. we need to enhance the fundamental capabilities we have in response and recovery. so an evacuation might be required in this region. we have to have workable evacuation plans. we have to be sure we have mass sheltering resources and people trained in our local governments to be able to respond and recovery effectively for a wide range of incidents. this past week we were talking about hurricane earl. we talked about workplace violence situation at discovery channel. so we have to be ready for a wide range of incidents. this puts in place a road map for the region and all the sectors in it to work together for three to five years to spend limited resources, dollars, and time to be sure we got it right. it's just too important not to.
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>> you were talking a little bit about this region. tell us more about it. >> yeah. i'm happy to be on the emergency preparedness council that frank chairs and want to reinforce what he is saying about this collaboration. from a nonprofit sector, as important as they are, fire trucks and hazmat suits, emergency preparedness needs to include the red cross and salvation army and voluntary organizations active in disaster. through the plans, the opportunity to come together. nonprofits, business and government to be prepared to respond and recovery. i know a couple roundtable members, communitiation me ran a survivors fund for six years after 2001. so we need to link arms. >> just have a little bit of time left. we were talking about air quality of course with you, joan. so much of the signs that you keep us on top of year-round every day impacts transportation
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in our region, too. they watch closely. what is coming out of cog and work closely with you too and transportation planning. >> that's right, they do. the clean air act is unique in that there is a real penalty for the transportation sector and the terms of federal funding. if they don't comply with air quality plans we have set. so we work very closely in making sure their plans don't put us in a situation where we have more bad air days than we can afford to have. and i like to plug a project we're working on now at cog which is the sdeefl idle reduction campaign. we're trying to reduce pollution through getting people to stop idling their cars. there are limits in every
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district. it's difficult to enforce the idling limitations. however, this campaign is focused on truck drivers and on bus drivers. so we're hoping that will help contribute. >> we can all help with that. i want to thank you all. great to see you back on viewpoint. we want to show the two web sites. first is cog. the second is help with home foreclosure. if you have an issue or concerns, these are places that you can turn. and we want to thank you for joining us this sunday morning. enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody. now back to news 4 today. a popular online site shuts down adult services ads. we hear from local officials
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about why they pushed for the change. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. aaron gilchrist has the morning off. it's sunday, september 5th, 2010. a quick check of our forecast. chuck bell joins us live in studio. it is going to be a picture perfect day. >> nice day to be outside. anything you need to get done in the great outdoors, if you're on vacation or if you have work to do on labor day weekend, mother nature plans to cooperating fully. so that is welcomed news. a bright blue sky overhead. plenty of early morning sunshine streaming down. sun up for an hour right now. temperatures in the low 60s in town and by the bay. plenty of spots in the 50s. springfield, virginia, 50. satellite picture is clear as can be out there. high pressure in charge. plenty of sunshine. not anywhere as breezy today as it was yesterday. and the great weather is going
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to last all the way through your holiday tomorrow and on into the rest of the week. >> wonderful news. that you know, chuck. >> we have a crime alert for residents and students who live near the university of maryland. early saturday morning a student was assaulted and robbed near princeton avenue. four men knocked the student to the ground and took money from his wallet. this is the second such attack in the past week. last sunday, three students were robbed and one badly beaten while wait for a campus bus. police are still looking for five men they believe are responsible for that attack and there are similarities between the two attacks. craigslist shut down what caused an online brothel. the adult section has been sensored. news 4's darcy spencer has more on the change that many are
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applauding. >> reporter: one feature is now gone. where you used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: toeshs general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigs list literally women were for sale. online brothel going on. we told them, look, you've got to stop this. this is facilitying a crime. >> there have been numerous police investigations of victims. a serial rapist was targeting women through adult services.
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a montgomery county firefighter was arrested after he met with what he thought was a 16-year-old girl who was actually an under core officer. although there are many other predators they will to to prey on this takes at least one out of play. >> it's excellent. definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: patricia smoot is deputy stateñi attorney in prin george's county. >> most of our human trafficking cases or child exploitation stem from craigslist interaction. so we're very happy they have taken a positive step. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4 today. so far craigslist has not commented why it sensored its section. the company's ads were no worse
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than published in some newspapers, they said. a major maintenance project on the red line. there will be no stops at glen mont, wheaton, forest dplen, silver spring and tacoma until early tuesday morning. metro is offering free schultz service between the stations. another very busy day at the dmv as hundreds of drivers try to process their licenses. 14 offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. a computer glitch caused a huge backlog of license applications and renewals. now that the computers are back online, crowds have grown as many drivers make their second and third trips to get those applications completed. >> you come one day and you
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expect to have everything done that day. you can't and have to spend another day. >> there are few things got that frustrating. the same 14 offices will be open again tomorrow from 8:00 to noon. for a full list of offices visit nbcwashington.com. the option to vote early in the district is bringing a strong turnout at many polling stations. both mayor adrian fenty and his challenger vincent gray hit the pavement. she says her support was as a citizen nos. as a city official. polls are closed today but will reopen again tomorrow. marylanders are also taking advantage of early voting. polls in the state were open for
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a second day saturday. voters came out early to five locations in montgomery county, five in presence george's county and a dozen others across the state. polls will be closed today but will reopen labor day and will continue through next thursday. voting centers are open from 10:00 to 8:00. with labor day setting the tone, president obama wants to phone us new effort on the middleclass. >> this labor day we should recommit ourselves to time-honored values, to heal our economy we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middleclass. we're fight to go build app economy in which middleclass families can afford to send their kids to college, buy a home, retire, and achieve some measure of security when their working days are done. >> he promises to unveil a new
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package this week promoted at more hiring at businesses. 10:30, meet the press with david gregory. president obama's 2008 campaign manager. he, along with lindsey graham, will talk about the challenges he faces. today florida candidates rubio and meek go head to head at 10:30 on meet the press with david gregory. beaver fever will heat up in our area today. justin bieber will perform at the maryland state fair tonight at 7:00. the canadian native made it big after executives who managed usher found clips on youtube. to accommodate today's fair and concert crowd, they extended
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light rail hours. trains will operate between 7:00 and 11:00 and 8:00 toñi midnigh. it's 7:39. 64 degrees outside. redskins cut several players. find out who didn't make it on the roster in sports. making pizza on the grill. my tricks of the trade are coming up.
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there's nothing quite like celebrating a holiday in the nation's capital. tonight marks the unofficial end of summer with the orchestra. it will hold its annual labor day capital concert on the west lawn. festivities get under way at 8:00. concert will run until 10:00. you can catch the dress rehearsal this afternoon at 3:30. both the rehearsal and the concert are free to the public. >> tired of cooking steaks and hamburgers on the grill, just when you thought you have thrown everything on the grill, you might want to give grilling pizza a try.
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liz shows us the tricks of that trade. >> we're here today with tony. welcome back. >> it's great to be back. >> tony has tricks of the trade for grilling pizza. where do we start? >> we'll start with the dough. start with fresh dough or premade like boboli. top side down first. oil it first and then place it on the grill top side down. next is to saute them first. >> why? >> pizzas cook so fast on the grill they don't have time to soften. >> our first is an italian style white piece wra. >> use pesto as your base. >> so we cover as much of the crust as we can with the pesto. >> right. >> our next layer is tresh tomato. >> cut it as thinly as possible.
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use fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. >> the trick is i'm using barbecue sauce for my base. >> and the layer of chicken. >> use precooked chicken. >> why is that? >> it cooks so fast it is not going to have time to cook on the grill. and top with sharp provolone. >> and on the grill. >> on the grill. >> wild mushroom pizza. >> do not cook the mushrooms ahead of time. >> why not? >> it will be perfect when the pizza is done on the grill because they cook quickly. and add olives. >> which is good. what kind of cheese? >> sharp provolone. >> now it's time to cook them. >> the trick is hot grill and only the grates. >> oil it fifth. how long is that going to cook? >> five to eight minutes.
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>> okay. . tony, how do we get it off of there? >> use a cookie sheet, slide under, and remove. and the final trick, i like a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. >> tony, thank you so much for teaching us how to grill pizza. mind if i taste? mmm. oh, this is really good. great. >> and that is so unfair. that looked delicious. we're starving. the "today" show is next on nbc 4. we'll have time to go get breakfast. let's get a preview with lester holt joining us live from new york. good morning, lester. >> forget about the "today" show. let's look at more pizza. oh, my goodness. kimberly, good morning. let me tell you what's ahead. crews have finally lifted the failed blowout representer.
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now for the first time investigators will get a closer look why it failed. the white house may soon dispatch the first lady, michelle obama on the campaign trail. with news of a slight increase in unemployment, it's hard to believe jobs are out there. but they are if you know where to look. and two big fights, one involving a 104-year-old heiress and two men under investigation for handling her millions. another called the divorce of the century. he said/she said battle over one of mesh's most storied sports franchises. those stories and much more on "today". >> lester, we will be watching over breakfast. thank you. 7:46 right now. a look at the weather just ahead. >> yes. indeed. i'm optimistic anything you need to get done outside can be done without too much in the way of interference from mother nature. a complete check of your sunday
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forecast is coming right up.
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7:49 right now. in the 60s outside. gosh, it's nice. >> nice and cool out there. 62 is unofficially our low temperature. coolest morning since may. or since june 1st, rather. >> feels like may. >> nice, cool weather out there this morning for anybody who wants to get outside and get an early start on their outdoor activities. and we have a cooler start coming up for tomorrow morning. before some more 90-degree days return. although officially as you well know, it ended august 31st. september, october, november are autumn and fall months. i know you astronomical people
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are saying the equinox doesn't show up until the 20th of september. but nonetheless, from a meteorology standpoint summer is over. dewpoints are in the mid-40s. humidity, very low. 54%. light wind west northwest. 52 in manassas. 57 towards st. mary's city. 61 at the naval academy in annapolis. clinton, maryland, andrews air force base, 56 degrees this morning. a nice, cool start today. even cooler start tomorrow morning. 48 in detroit. 46 in cincinnati, ohio. even all the way down into the deep south. 61 degrees the current temperature in atlanta, georgia.
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big area of low pressure way up across parts of eastern canada. going to keep that general west to northwesterly wind around here. it's been fairly dry for quite some stretch. warm and dry for all the upcoming week as well. if you're doing any outdoor barbecuing, be extra careful. if you needed to burn off any shrubs or brush, don't do it. or if you do, have water ready. fire danger quite high around here the next week or so. high pressure in charge has taken all the moisture out of the atmosphere. the warming trend returns just in time for the middle of the week. cooler weather returns just in time for next weekend. so your forecast for your sunday, plenty of sunshine and delightful highs today. upper 70s to near 80 degrees. labor day monday, sunny, sparkling blue sky. extremely dry weather. tomorrow's high temperature, upper 70s in the high spots.
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beautiful weather today and tomorrow. there are some of us folks out there without kids that always take the week of labor day at the week at the beach. if you have done that, man, you're going to love it. college football, boise state intown. say they have only sold 7,000 tickets for the boise state fans. all 7,000 were on the mall yesterday wearing blue and orange. i'm optimistic. i want virginia tech to win that game. you turn your back on boise state and they will be one point ahead of. beautiful weather into the week. one, maybe two more 90-degrees days in the immediate future, unfortunately. >> unfortunately. >> i'm tired of the hot weather. >> john landon pitches a win against the pirates.
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and college football kicks off with big wins. hakim dermish has all your morning sports. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. final cut day in the nfl. running back willie parker. no surprise he had 16 carries for 50 yards in three preseason games. so that means washington's three runningbacks are portis, johnson and williams who rushed for two touchdowns during the preseason. here's a look at other notable players redskins released yesterday. terrence austin will likely make the practice squad. offensive lineman reinhart was cut. henson, he injured his right knee in the final preseason game and also released rookie running back terrain. redskins traded try on to the colts. cuts are over. good news for the players who made the 53-man roster, including banks and receiver
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anthony armstrong, who had a very strong preseason. the eight-man practice squad will be announced later today. college football, let's get it started. opening weekend around the country. yesterday's season premier against richmond. london spent the last two season as richmond's head coach. now he's in charlottesville. london on the right talking toly trel scott. he was wide receiver coach last year. honoring our third president, thomas jefferson. you know, he founded the university of virginia? perry jones leaping, bouncing off tacklers. pushed out of bounds. touchdown. cavaliers in front, 7-0. but the spiders would respond. squeaks through. he's gone. 70 yards to the end zone. game tied at seven. but the day belonged to herndon virginia native keith payne.
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giving the spider some pain. one of four touchdowns for payne. they win for the first time in five years. morgantown, west virginia taking on coastal carolina. another nickname for a rooster. opening kickoff for the second half. west virginia, 10-0. decides to run it out. wants to get some positive yardage. but this is not positive. fors the football loose. they're in business at the 20 yard line. smith to sanders. 17en yard score. mountaineers shut out coastal carolina. next up for west virginia in-state rival marshall. all right. let's go to happy valley. joe paterno in his 45th year at
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penn state hosting youngstown state. penguins. fist quarter 3-0 nittany lions. connects with barnes. and dominique barnes getting out in front of everyone 80 yards for the the touchdown. youngstown state 7-3 just like that. wow. what is going on? this is bolden starting at qb. first time he had a freshman under extra. second quarter, finds bracket over the middle for a 20-yard td. penn state back on top. that's bolden's first year td pass. pretty cool. opening kickoff of the second half. penguins kick to go chaz powell. with a name like chaz powell, you know he's going to make something happen. follows his blockers. hits the hole. see you later. a bun dance running on the play. that is impressive, folks. penn state rolls 44 to 14.
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maryland plays its season opener monday against navy in baltimore. yesterday maryland hired kevin anderson as new athletic director. he previously held the same job at army. national pitcher john landon was stellar in august only losing one game in august. last night the pittsburgh pirates. no score. cruising along here, pitching to jones. he tries to check his swing. no, sir. punches him out. pitches to alvarez. same result. see you. gave up one earned run. struck out a season high seven. riggleman serving the final game against the marlins earlier in the week. bases luded for pudge rodriguez. he delivers. drives one deep to right. off the wall.
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zimmerman scores. here comes morris rounding third. there's going to be a play at the plate. morris beats the throw. 3 for 5 with four rbis pps nationals defeat the pirates, 9-2. that's your morning sports. heim hakim dermish. have a great day. >> on the theme of sports, it takes a special type of athlete for this next competition. check out the chicken wing eating contest. one man, of course, joey chestnut, handled the event in, where else, buffalo, new york. he competed by himself against teams of five. he ate about three pounds of wings but finished second place. >> i love the sponsor. >> who is the sponsor? >> pepto-bismol. >> is that right? >> eat, drink pink. >> look at him go.
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>> he actually makes a living out of eating contests. >> he talks about how he tries to stay fit while doing that. chuck and i will be back in 25 minutes. join us again at 9:00 for a full hour of news. until then, have a great day, everyone.